People thinking about pedaling to work in Bellevue have many inducements this week, including an organized ride, a "cyclist social" and pie.
The social, 5 to 7 p.m., on Tuesday, will feature a free beverage and snacks for cyclists at LOT No. 3, a bar in Bellevue Towers (460 106th Ave. NE). RSVPs to Hayley@bellevuedowntown.org are encouraged.
On Friday, noon to 2 p.m., riders can enjoy a slice of pie from Max Kraushaar of The Piecycle. Known for baking pies and delivering them by bike, Kraushaar will make them available at Commuter Connection in the Bellevue Transit Center downtown.
Downtown Bellevue residents can participate in a "ride around town" Saturday led by the Cascade Bicycle Club. The ride, which starts in the South parking lot at Downtown Park, will be 2 to 4 p.m.
The bike club, in partnership with the city and the Bellevue Downtown Association, organized these and other events to give National Bike Month more promotion. Longtime events in May include the Group Health Commuter Challenge and F5 Bike to Work Day on May 20.
"Cities across the country are seeing their numbers of cyclists skyrocketing, and we'd love to bring some of that energy to Bellevue," said Hayley Richardson of the BDA's TransManage. "Historically, we've put our focus primarily on Bike to Work Day, but we're now spreading that love throughout the entire month."
To limit congestion on city streets, Bellevue encourages alternatives to drive-alone commuting through Choose Your Way Bellevue. All Bike Month events are listed there.
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